Ribbon Control System

WPC's Ribbon Control System automatically aligns ribbons laterally and circumferentially at make readies and re-starts and maintains accurate ribbon register throughout the press run. The result is less paper waste, fewer rebates, and improved product quality.

Auto Cold Start

The CCD imager automatically seeks and locks on the target mark, even from a cold start. No manual positioning or lengthy make ready is required; just put RCS in auto mode and go.

High Speed Control

RCS accurately measures ribbon register error on every impression at press speeds exceeding 3000 fpm (15.2 m/s).

Micro Target Mark

RCS reads one small mark for both circ and lat web corrections. WPC Color to Color Register and Ribbon Control systems can share one common target mark, maximizing press and pre-press efficiency. The mark may be placed nearly anywhere on the ribbon or within the color bar.

Easy to Use Workstation

The touch screen workstation features visual job setup and on-line help. Jobs can be setup, stored, and recalled for future runs. After setup, operation can be as simple as touching a ribbon icon and selecting auto mode. RCS does the rest. Easy to use menus reduce your press crew's learning curve. Most crews are fully trained within one shift.

Low Maintenance Design

A pulsed solid state light source and self cleaning optics minimize maintenance.


- Measurement Accuracy: ± 0.001" (0.02mm) circ and lat.
- Target Dimensions: (lat x circ): 0.400" x 0.025" (10.1 mm x 0.6 mm).
- Total Target Clear Space Area: 1/16" (1.6 mm) circ.
- Maximum Press Speed: Over 3000 fpm (15.2 m/s).